Hervey Bay Fishing Report

Big cobia have been a feature of some great fishing recently in Hervey Bay.

OUR friends at Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing have reported that March was a mad month, with almost the whole month seeing some near perfect weather. The lack of wind and hot sunny days certainly saw water temperatures stay at a steady 29oC, which is unheard of for March. 

With the warmer water there has been a good run of yellowfin tuna, which a few guests got to enjoy. Other blue water species such as striped tuna, sailfish and marlin have also been spotted. Inshore the longtail tuna have been in good numbers and have been falling to stick baits, pencil poppers, Z-Man soft plastics and Gillies slugs all got plenty of attention from the longtails.

There have been some great bait balls with queenfish, mack tuna, longtail tuna, GT’s, spanish mackerel and more getting into the bait.

Guests also enjoyed some big cobia action this month with cobes to 30 kg landed. Tackling the big cobes on light gear can be challenging. They cobia have been caught on soft plastics and stick baits, with some great surface bites on a few occasions. 
Big golden trevally were also a feature during March with fish to 1 m landed. Along with the goldens our spawning aggregations of queenfish have started to arrive. Big queen fish to 115 cm have been landed with fly and lure anglers getting into the action.

In April and May there will continue to be some more action on the surface with the size of the longtails getting slightly better. Queenfish will be active with pencil poppers providing some great surface strikes.

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